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This programme is open to both existing employees and newly recruited staff. On successful completion you will be awarded the Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship which includes the BEng Mechanical Engineering degree.

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  • Prospective degree apprentices will be recruited directly by employers or be in employment
  • 3 A Levels - Grade C or above (to include mathematics and preferably a technology subject)
  • BTEC vocational qualification at Level 3
  • Level 3 apprenticeship 
  • Relevant work experience
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Course content

Through the delivery of workshops, seminars and practical, lab based activity apprentices will complete design and build challenges each year, focusing on the development of relevant skills for use with their organisation.

Alongside these practical elements they will also study topics such as finance, law and ethics to develop their skills as a capable and confident engineering professional.

Indicative modules

Level 4

  • Level 4 Workplace Project
  • Statics & Materials
  • Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis
  • Programming for Engineers

Level 5

  • Level 5 Workplace Project
  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science for Engineering
  • Manufacturing Techniques & Materials
  • Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics II
  • Engineering Tools and Techniques (MM)
  • Electromechanical Systems & Control

Level 6

  • Level 6 Workplace Project
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis
  • Professional Engineering & Quality Management
  • Polymers & Composites
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Renewable and Sustainable Power
  • Computer Aided Engineering

International English Studies

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Additional Costs

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How does the money work?

  • The Apprentice will pay no tuition fees. If a business pays the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees are paid from its Digital Account.
  • If a business does not pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees will be joint funded by the business and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.
  • Additional professional accreditation charges may apply.
  • The apprentice is eligible for employee benefits.
  • The apprentice is not eligible for a student loan.

Our degree apprenticeships are different

Unlike our traditional programmes, apprentices apply directly to an employer for a degree apprenticeship.

They are employed in a full time role while studying in partnership with the University of Chichester.